In the last day, Internet access has been completely cut off in Syria. Unfortunately we are hearing reports that mobile phones and landlines aren’t working properly either. But those who might be lucky enough to have a voice connection can still use Speak2Tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 1 198 2716 or +39 06 62207294 or +1 650 419 4196), and the service will tweet the message. No Internet connection is required, and people can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet.” —Google pushing Speak2Tweet during the Syria Internet blackout, via Google on Google+. (via futurejournalismproject)
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And, just like that, the State Department throws the last best hope for a peaceful end to the conflict RIGHT out the window.
The reports are inconsistent so far:
One other note:
I thought it was odd (but not unwelcome) that there haven’t been any drone strikes since Peaches resigned (on November 9th). So much for that.
I’ll update this post as the day goes on.